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7th Jul, 2022

Vintage cars from the golden-age roll into town

VINTAGE cars from the golden age of motoring rolled into Stratford this week.

Some 60 pre-war cars chugged into town and swung by the Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel for a pit stop.

They were taking part in the the ‘1,000 mile race’ in tribute to the original race held in 1900 from London to Edinburgh and back again.

This time the four day event is taking the drivers on a loop which started in London, and will take them back to the finish line at Woodcote Park in the capital – home of The Automobile Club.

Hotel manager Paul Fenech said: “The sights and sounds of the cars arriving has been exhilarating. It has caused quite a buzz in town, with lots of people out on the streets to watch and wave to the drivers.

“The historic Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel has been a fitting spot for these exquisite pieces of engineering to pull in for a well-earned rest.”

The event was revived in 2014 with a shorter route which, unlike the original trial, is not subject to a 12mph speed limit.

Visit www.royalautomobileclub.co.uk/motoring/events/1000-mile-trial for more information.

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